Opera Phone Browser Could Upstage Rivals

Opera Software, makers of the well known alternative web browser, has developed a new way to display full HTML web pages on regular mobile phone screens. Their new browser breaks the page and stacks the contact vertically to the width of the screen so there is no horizontal scrolling. It’s a neat idea, but not very new. Danger’s Hiptop platform does the same thing. The difference though is that Danger reformats and compresses the content on a server before sending it to the device. Opera makes no mention of a server component which means the browser does all the work. So while they may have solved the display issue, they may have created a new issues. Will cellphones have enough memory, bandwidth and computational power to use the browser?

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